Kazakhstan is proposing to create joint ventures with the countries of the Turkic world to supply its products to the markets of China and Russia. This was announced during the fifth meeting of the Turkic Business Council by Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan Nurzhan Altayev.
“Today, there is a huge demand for food products in Russia, which we cannot fully satisfy yet, so we need to cooperate very seriously with Uzbek, Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz and Turkish counterparts. There are types of products that we haven’t dealt with and have no experience dealing with yet, that is, we have never produced such products. But these products have been produced in Turkey and they have great experience, they produce it, and so we need to cooperate with them, adopt this experience, technologies. And they are ready for this,” he said.
Also, the deputy chairman gave an example of a joint project with Turkey.
“For us, a completely new product is chicken feet. We never produced it and did not export it anywhere. We do not know the technology, but by involving other countries, we will now try to create this enterprise and with this product enter the Chinese market, where it is in huge demand,” Altayev added.
Arab countries have a demand for lentils, which Kazakhstan also does not produce.
“There are only three enterprises around Kazakhstan that grow lentils. In China, there is a huge demand for chickpeas as well. It is a kind of leguminous plant that we practically do not grow. We need to create joint ventures with Turkic-speaking countries to enter the markets of China and Russia,” he said.
In early February, First Vice-Minister of Agriculture Kairat Aituganov said Kazakh agricultural producers can take a leading position in the export of lentils and chickpeas.
Earlier, during the fifth meeting of the Turkic Business Council, Altayev said Kazakhstan and Turkey are planning to establish a joint chamber of commerce and industry.